Non-sucky, non-overdone, holiday music
I’ve taken the interwebs to find some of my favorite non-sucky holiday tunes. A lot of them are so non-overdone that they’re songs you may not have ever heard before from artists you’ve never heard of. And some of them are songs you’ve heard a lot, but from artists that make them sound new again. Grab a cup of cider and have a listen…
Baked oatmeal: the ultimate fall/winter breakfast for the week
Baked oatmeal is one of the many dishes I had never heard of before moving to South Central Pennsylvania. It’s oatmeal made casserole-style, so that it’s gooey on the inside and crunchy like granola on top. It’s an awesome and versatile fall or winter breakfast dish, and since it’s casserole-style, you can eat it all week!
Oranges! Blues! Feet! Dogs! Tiny lizards! All this week in our reader photos.
Happy Monday, Homies! Good to see you back. In this week’s photos we have a lot of COLOR, and in this week’s Clicky Links there’s a lot of helpful hints.
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Hot chocolate on a stick
Let’s talk about the magic that is hot chocolate on a mutha-fuckin’ STICK, people. Not since snakes on a plane has a thing on another thing had such a profound impact on me.
How to build a Japanese-style heated floor desk
I’m all about floor-furniture like the kotatsu, a 14th-century invention used in many Japanese homes all winter. It’s like the floor-oriented table often associated with Japanese homes, but with the added convenience of a heater and blanket. Sometimes I have daydreams about how awesome it would be to have one of these suckers. SO WARM. So cozy. None of the crampy discomfort of a western-style desk!
I’ve got a little floor-desk of my own going on, and this IKEA hack came just in time for me to play with.
The all-red house and a painted doorway in India in this week’s reader photos
Start your week with our collection of interesting articles on the web and photos from our readers. This week: an elephantine bathroom and a twinkling cold frame for winter veggies. In these Clicky Links you’ll find lots of sites to waste a little time on.
Click through, too, to find our links on submitting YOUR stuff to Offbeat Home!
Treat yourself! …To another macabre Christmas tree
Christmas comes but once a year so I have to share ANOTHER dark Christmas tree from a reader — even though we already showed one gothy purple one! Whatever. I really doubt you guys are going to complain that we have too many AWESOME VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS PHOTOS.
Agnostic seasonal decor: it’s winter, not Christmas
I’d love to get some ideas for non-Christmas-holiday decorations. DIY would be especially treasured. Something more winter solstice-based…or really just not anything overly Santa Claus/presents/Christian-centered.
I am really awful at bringing details together, and I would love some offbeat advice!